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Rotator Cuff (Definition)

The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that wrap around the ball of the ball and socket joint f the shoulder. The cuff muscles initiate the movements of internal and external rotation as well as lifting your arm ...Read more

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Can u re-injure a rotator cuff just by stretching? Its been 5 months after surgery and my arm feels week and still painful

Can u re-injure a rotator cuff just by stretching? Its been 5 months after surgery and my arm feels week and still painful

Cuff: Simple answer, yes. Unfortunately, rotator cuff healing depends on many factors influencing success including the size of the tear, health & age of the patient, & appropriate rest followed by therapy. It can take a year to fully recover. If you're concerned about re-tear, talk to your surgeon about a followup MRI arthrogram. ...Read more

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Treating a Rotator Cuff Injury (Checklist)

Perform wall walking exercises
Daily
Apply ice/heat
Daily
Have a check-up with your orthopedic or sports doc
Monthly
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Rotator cuff have bilateral full thickness tear 10mm anterior to posterior and 11 mm medial to lateral is this surgery painful does this mean 2 tears?

Rotator cuff have bilateral full thickness tear 10mm anterior to posterior and 11 mm medial to lateral is this surgery painful does this mean 2 tears?

They're fixable: We generally think in terms of centimeters - if both shoulders have similar size tears, then they are in the 'small' category, 1-2 cm in size. As long as the tissue quality is good and the mris are recent, they should be repairable, likely arthroscopically. However, the full recovery time is in the 3-6 month range regardless. As for pain, that depends more on the patient than the surgery. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery period after rotator cuff surgery?

Rotator cuff repair: Surgery to re-attach a torn rotator cuff tendon typically takes 6 weeks for preliminary healing of tendon to bone. At 6 weeks, the sling is discontinued. Physical therapy is helpful initially to regain range of motion of the shoulder. Once rom has been restored, aditional pt to regain strength and function. By 6 months, most patients are pretty functional. Full recovery 9-12 months. Good luck! ...Read more

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Treating a Rotator Cuff Injury (Checklist)

Stop overhead activities
once
Stretch across and overhead
5 Min, Daily for 6 Months
Perform pulley exercises for range, below-shoulder strengthening
10 Min, Daily for 6 Months
Take anti-inflammatory medication
2x day
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How long do I need to go to physical therapy after rotator cuff surgery?

How long do I need to go to physical therapy after rotator cuff surgery?

Depends: The course of physical therapy depends upon the severity of your presumed tear; and the competence of the operating surgeon, and the skill of the physical therapist. ...Read more

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How long would it take to recover from rotator cuff surgery?

How long would it take to recover from rotator cuff surgery?

6 mo: Having had 5 cuff surgeries i can tell u it is long & hard. After immobilization and starting pt the next day u r stiff sore & weak. I think it is easily 6 mo or more, up 2 a year sometimes 2 ur end of rehab, and ur not back 2 ur normal self as far as activities r concerned. Listen 2 ur ortho, pt, work hard on ur hep, and b patient but persistant. ...Read more

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Treating a Rotator Cuff Injury (Checklist)

Obtain a MRI to determine the involved muscles
once
Work with a physical therapist on scapular stabilization
once
Use modalities such as ice for acute strain
once
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How long does it take to recover from rotator cuff surgery?

A realistic goal-: -6mos 2 get motion and strength back requires dedicated PT daily work @ home. Ur shoulder will never B as before but with a lot of early work on passive ROM, @ 5-6 wks gentle act/assist exercise, supervised, then gradually active 4 strength, again supervised. By 8-12 wks U have 2 continue to push 4 ROM & strength. By 6 mo any improvement comes very slowly. ...Read more

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